Fishery aid bill progresses in Senate committee

Environmental Defense Fund supports aiding struggling fishermen

November 13, 2019
Tad Segal,, (202) 572-3549

(WASHINGTON — Nov. 13, 2019) This morning S.2346, the Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act, passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee on a voice vote after several amendments were accepted. EDF senior vice president for Oceans, Eric Schwaab, made the following statement:

“With climate change already seriously impacting fisheries around the country, fishermen deserve a fair and transparent process to receive aid when disaster strikes. The committee’s members and staff have worked hard to address these concerns and deserve our appreciation for their diligent efforts to improve the current system, which has been plagued with confusion and delay.”

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